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Are eyevital/riconia caps (multivitamin antixoidants) safe to take along with lutein+zeaxanthine supplements for an extended period? Contraindication?
Safe: These products have been recommend to slow the progression of macular degeneration in those who already have this condition. There is no data or proof that they are preventative and no evidence that they are helpful in any way. So they might help/or might not but the only harm is the cost of the product. ...Read more
Risnia?: Sorry but I couldn't find any info on "risinia" when searching online in usual databases, epocrates. Com & drugs. Com. However, google gave alternate "risnia" which is brand name of Risperidone (sold in india, georgia & croatia) which is an antipsychotic used for various psychiatric indications eg schizophrenia & bipolar disorder. Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/risperidone. Html. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Symptoms return: There are no particular "withdrawal" symptoms, but it is effective as a treatment. There is a high risk that you will experience the symptoms that you took it for. If you think there are side effects, you need to have them assessed by the prescribing doctor, to verify that's what they are. And then you can, with guidance, consider treating side effects or switching, or coming off in a safe way. ...Read more
I had a ricola cough drop I looked online it said certain herbs in the cough drop are dangerous to the baby and can cause the baby to die is this true?
Won't help: Ricola, a popular swiss cough drop can be helpful sometimes to alleviate the sore throat that comes with a cold. It will not treat any symptoms besides a sore throat and maybe a cough to some extent. There are other meds which are better at treating the symptoms of stuffy nose (see related questions) and cough. Nothing can get rid of the cold itself any faster- your body will do that. ...Read more
It won't: Ricola has small amounts of herbs that help to relieve cough. I wouldn't eat the whole bag in a day but a few cough drops here and there this late in your pregnancy are fine. Tylenol (acetaminophen) also makes cough drops. You just need to read the package and look for anything they state regarding pregnancy. ...Read more
Are halls or ricola acceptable &safe for bad dry coughs in pregnant at 4wks? My coughs keep me up at nite. Afraid coughs would make me miscarry.
Yes: Halls and ricciola in moderation are fine. ...Read more
Insomnia occurs only 2-3 times in a year. Prescribed Risnia syrup 1ml daily for few days. But dosage continuing when problem re-occurs. Is it harmful?
Couple of things:
2-3 times/ year of insomnia is not very bad. Many people have much more frequent problems. No caffeine late in day, Read up on tips for falling asleep.
Don't know Risnia syrup. Physical check up always good idea. There are various sleep meds available for occas insomnia, Discuss with doctor. If underlying psych issues always good idea to have psych evaluation. ...Read more
I took a ricola dual action cough drop I looked it up and it says they are not safe during pregnancy is this true? I'm pregnant I had one please help
I ate spinach ricotta tortelloni (pre prepared) but some bits I cooked weren't cooked on the outsides. Will this lead to food poisoning/ oth problems?
Yes you can: Hopefully this will be prepared and delicious. There is no harm to your developing baby. ...Read more
My son has a bad habit of going through my purse looking for candy, he recently got his hands on ricola cough drops. Should I be worried?
Candy and medicine: You didn't mention your son's age. Important to keep your purse out of reach of your son especially if you keep medication in it. Many young children think brightly colored pills are candy- that also includes vitamins. Keep medication out of his reach, lock up if necessary. ...Read more
Ricola cough drop contains herb mixture elder horehound hyssop etc I had one is this going to hurt my baby? Is it ok to take these while pregnant?
Most consider fine: There is some evidence that Elder, Hyssop and Horehound ingestion could be of concern during pregnancy but to be honest, many OB's recommend Ricola drops, due to the marginal amounts of the aforementioned herbs in the drops. If you are concerned why not reach out to your OB. ...Read more
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Probably long-term: Most people with heart surgery require some degree of medication for life following the surgery. I'm not too familiar with the particular medications you are listing, but people with heart surgery for blocked arteries ("bypass" surgery) typically require blood pressure, heart, and cholesterol medications indefinitely, along with an aspirin. ...Read more
Why does ricotta cheese make me nauseous? Regular cheese doesn't do it, idk if I'm lactose intolerant but I do fart when I eat dairy sometime plz help
Lactose intolerance: If you have lactose intolerance try lactaid and probiotics. ...Read more
Have frequent loose stools and see (not seedlike) but specs of pure white things in it. They brake apart like ricotta cheese. Is this worms?
I'm taking anti depressants (Yelate 5mg in morning only) and anti anxiety (Risnia 0, 5 at night) meds. Is it safe to take semelia fat burner?
Avoid "fat burners": Our bodies like to use glucose (our main fuel), which comes from the food in the stomach and small intestine, and from the liver (where glucose is stored in a starch form called glycogen). As long as one is NOT eating enough to supply glucose to her cells, her liver will run low on glucose or glycogen, and her body will burn fuels like fat to keep her cells working. Eat less and exercise more. ...Read more
Cough drops: No serious side effects -.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a whooping cough that is really bad, when I cough, my abs hurt. Currently im taking cough lozenges, one with methanol and other ricola. Which one?
Whooping cough: Ricola contains menthol and other soothing ingredients. You could probably steam yourself from steam from a hot shower several times a day for better results. ...Read more